About Cuba

The island of Cuba is the largest in the Caribbean. A country whose beauty has been forbidden to the American public since the time of James Dean & Sinatra. Its coastline spans over 3,500 miles, including numerous gorgeous beaches in Cayo Largo and Playa Varadero, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Cuba has remained in a time capsule, relatively untouched for half a century.

It is a country rich with history, at one point in the 18th Century, Cuba’s capital city of La Havana was even the third largest in the Americas. When in Havana, a trip to Old Havana is a must, where you can get lost in the small streets dotted with colorfully painted buildings and arrive at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Concepcion a beautiful example of Cuba’s Spanish colonial heritage. Then, you can head to Plaza de Armas where you can stumble upon its numerous restaurants, & delicious street food stands. With its aging colonial buildings, iconic 50s Deco style cars a trip in Old Havana is like a journey to another time, to the days before globalization. The Plaza of the Revolution, provides a reminder of Cuba’s turbulent history, with a monument to famous Cuban poet Jose Marti who wrote against the Spanish imperialism in Cuba. Adjacent, the Ministry of the Interior stands out, with a massive Che Guevara likeness on the side of the building. Finally, a seaside walk on El Malecon should definitely be on the cards. Havana’s very own version of an ocean boardwalk, that wraps around the coastline and leads to El Morro Castle, the fort that protected the Havana harbour for centuries. In the evening it comes alive with people using the boardwalk as a sort of makeshift social gathering point.

Cuba has a lot more to offer than just Havana. To the west, you can visit one of Cuba’s nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, Viñales Valley, a spectacular, lush, green, karstic depression which looks like a scene from Jurassic Park. If you choose to go east from Havana, on the southern coast, you arrive to Cienfuegos, home to yet more pristine sandy beaches. If journeying more to the interior is more your style, get a taste of the interior towns of Camagüey, the third largest city in Cuba and Santa Clara, home to the Mausoleum of Che Guevara. In the southeast corner of the island lay yet more national parks, seemingly as proof that once the whole island was covered in thick, green forest. Santiago de Cuba, a picturesque, colonial city on the south-eastern coast. One cannot visit Cuba without a visit to the numerous tobacco & sugarcane plantations scattered around the island, the main ingredients used to make Cuba’s world famous cigars and rum.